I have been part of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute since 2005.
My research centres on the occupational causes and employment consequences of lung disease in the UK.
I am the lead investigator of Lungs at Work: a large population based project funded by the Colt foundation, looking at the relationship between breathlessness, airflow obstruction (spirometry) and work performance and disability in older workers.
I am also involved in the following projects:
Cross-sectional study of RAF personnel with current asthma (funded by Burrow Hill Grant, British Lung Foundation) in collaboration with RAF respiratory and occupational health physicians
Respiratory and cardiovascular effects of welding
Respiratory health in compost workers
Non-invasive markers of occupational rhinitis
I take an active part in the departmental education and teaching programmes within Imperial, I am a CASLAT graduate (2006) and a Fellow of the HEA (2007).
I am Consultant in Occupational Lung Disease at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. We run the largest and busiest department of its kind in Europe. The department holds regular external courses for occupational health practitioners, designed to assist management of all aspects of respiratory health in the workplace. I also give presentations and provide independent consultancy on aspects of respiratory health and occupational lung disease to a variety of healthcare providers.
I am Director of Medical Education at the Trust, responsible for the education and training of all junior doctors at both hospital sites.
For further information and contact details, please see our department website, www.lungsatwork.org.uk.
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